The Japanese manufacturer believes it can sell 20,00 electric Leaf
during the current financial term. The biggest problem right now is about whether or not the factory in Japan can sustain the demand.
The new Smyrna plant, in Tennessee, will only start production in December; only at that time will it be able to supply Leaf cars to the American consumers.
Sales of the Leaf have dropped in the last two months, because of product shortage in the dealerships. Currently, Nissan's electric vehicle is only sold in seven States, but it could be introduce to the whole country as soon as next year.
Nissan has made 1.18 million cars in the United States and in Mexico last year, never before has it produced more vehicles. Figures could reach 1.35 million next year if everything goes well.
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